Medieval fortified villa

XI century castle with pool, near Todi. Exclusive location for weddings

 

Sleeps: 10+2

Living room with fireplace

Kitchen

Lift

5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms

Secular park with swimming pool and Italian garden

Wi-Fi

 

Weekly rates

Low season: 2,000 Euros

Medium season: 2,900

High season: 3,200 Euros

Peak season: 3,800 Euros

 

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Information

Set in a fairytale scenery, the Medieval Castle in Todi was built around the year 1000 and still preserves its evocative original beauty in harmony with the surrounding landscape.

It offers peace and tranquillity, you'll be taken back to the Middle Ages. Perfect location for weddings and special events.

 

HISTORY

The panoramic location, with a magnificent view over Todi, was actually a strategic choice in the Medieval Age: the Tower of the castle was in fact part of a system of towers made from the alert function in the case of dangers for the city. 

Over the centuries the building lost its function and was fully renovated, restored with great attention and transformed into a prestigious and comfortable residence.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE VILLA WITH TOWER

The castle is spread over several levels, of which the first three are connected with internal elevator. 

The ground floor features a large living/dining room with fireplace, kitchen and a toilet for guests. All rooms have direct access to the garden and the panoramic terrace equipped with table and chairs. 

The first floor, reached by internal stairs, with elevator or a separate entrance from the outside, is composed by a large charming living room with fireplace divided by a double archway supported by one column. This is surely one of the most enchanting rooms of the villa with a magnificent tapestry dating back to the XVII century.  

Still on this level but with independent access from the inner courtyard, we find a twin bedroom with small en suite toilet. 

On the second floor, the sleeping area comprises three bedrooms with private bathrooms: 1 master double bedroom with fireplace with an en-suite bathroom with bath, 1 double bedroom with ensuite small bathroom with shower, 1 twin bedroom with fireplace and a bathroom with shower and bath, 1 living room/studio with fireplace and wooden loft library; from which you can access the tower with a suite - Towe Suite - composed by a sitting room with library (there is a double sofa-bed) and bathroom with shower on the lower level, on the upper level, reached by a beautiful wooden staircase, there is a double bedroom (canopy bed) with skylight and scenic windows. This suite can be used by a family that can share 1 bathroom or by the newlyweds when the castle is chosen as the location of a wedding party.

Please, note that the first three floors of the property are connected by elevator, and the fourth floor is reachable through a wooden flight of stairs with handrail. The suite is lovely, with amazing and open views.

 

The Castle has been fully restored in the past years, it is regulary maintained and is in general good conditions, it preserve the authentic atmosphere of a mediavl castle.

Inside we find terracotta tiled floors, wooden and terracotta ceilings, stone fireplaces, even in the rooms, and original wooden framing.

 

GARDEN AND POOL

The property is surrounded by 1.7 hectares of land with an Italian style garden, partly bordered by high stone walls. Within it we find the classic elements of this garden type: amphitheatre, hedges, a gracious pond with water jets, fountains and a splendid pergola with outdoor furniture for eating 'al fresco' . All these elements, together with the magnificent view, create an impressive scenic effect.

In front of the villa there is a large area with outdoor furniture for large groups: 2 long tables, several chairs, a large umbrella. Then the park offers many corners with table and chairs to have rest or have a breakfast, near a fauntain or under the amazing wisteria pergolas (withe wisteria and purple wisteria).

In a private scenic position within the park, and facing south-west, we find the beautiful swimming pool of 10 x 5 metres size. There are 8 loungers to sunbath and a small dependance by the pool with fridge and bathroom with shower, at guests disposal.

On the boarders of the park, within the stone walls of the property, there is a large private parking area

 

Notes

Pets permitted on request. About 400 meters of unpaved road in good conditions. Some baths are more simply furnished in relation to the level of the rest of the house, and are quite small because were build into the thicnekss of the medieval walls. These toilets have a shower but are not comfortbale for people with restriced mobility, that are suggested to prefer the bedrooms with the larger bathrooms.

 

Amenities:

 

- 10 x 5 mt swimming pool 

- WIFI Internet connection

- dishwasher 

- refrigerator

- freezer

- electric oven

- microwave

- toaster

- kettle

- coffee machine

- cofee maker (capsules)

- fireplace 

- washing machine

 

 

THE AREA

 

This is one of Umbria’s most beautiful areas, just 8 kilometres from Todi’s historical town and about a half an hour from the region’s most important historical towns, such as Perugia (30 km), Orvieto (34 km), Assisi (40 km) and Spoleto (40 km). Trasmeno and Bolsena Lakes at easy driving distance. The E45 free motorway and A1 highway, connects all the most important Umbrian cities and allow guests to easily reach Roma and Firenze (1 hour 30 minutes). The railway station of Todi is connected with the line of Trenitalia.

 

Todi, 8 kms away

One of Umbria's most beautiful hill towns, Todi, is perched high up in the mountains with spectacular views in every direction. Reached by an exciting drive through winding roads and hairpin turns, this ancient city is an unexpected delight. Described as one of the 'most liveable towns in the world', Todi has retained much of the original features and charming character of the town's diverse historical periods in the face of passing time. With a rich history that dates back to around 1300 BC, Todi was settled by the Umbri, an ancient pre-Etruscan people who gave it the name Tudere.

In Todi there are supermarkets, shops, cafè, restaurants, banks, Chemist and Tennis Courts. Horse riding 4 kms; Golf Club 45 kms. 

 

What to do (on request):

Classic city tours in central Italy, Guided excursions, Wineries tour, In House Chef, Sports, bike rental, horse riding, farm-to-table tours, cooking classes. Pick up service from and to airport, and much more. Please, enquiry to have detailed info, costs and suggestions.

 

 

Notes on rates:

DAMAGE DEPOSIT:

A refundable damage deposit of 500 euros has to be given in cash on arrival

EXTRA COSTS payable locally: Final cleanings 150/200 euros depending on the lenght of stay. Heating to be paid on consumption, when needed.

LENGHT OF STAY, CHANGEOVER DAY

We prefer to rent on a weekly basis in the high/peak season, with Saturday as changeover day. However, in some cases, we can make exceptions, please enquiry.

 

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